At Anderssons at Ongava, the meaning of safari is expanded to allow guests to connect with the surrounding nature and even play a role in its conservation.
Overlooking the landscapes of the Ongava Game Reserve, a water hole is at the heart of the property, close enough to the lounge and dining area that guests can sip a drink with their wilder neighbours hydrating close by. A fantastic sunken hide puts you even closer and at eye-level with the animals as they drink while the camp’s large infinity pool comes with an elephant trough to prevent wandering trunks from drinking the pool water.
The eight luxurious suites were designed to leave a minimal footprint and to blend with their environment. Inside they are contemporary and spacious with en-suite bathroom and modern luxuries while outside there is a vast private deck with panoramic views and an outdoor shower for washing with the sounds of the wild.
The base of the Ongava Research Centre is just outside of the camp, where leading scientists and researchers combine cutting edge technology and field-based research. It is an interactive hub so, in between game drives through the reserve and Etosha and walking safaris, guests are welcome to learn about conservation science and talk to resident naturalists about the local wildlife.